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    Part-time domestic helper

    Does anyone know where to find a helper for 1 day a week for a couple of hours just to do cleaning?

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    Yes, call the Methodist Centre Counselling and Integrated Employment Service in Wanchai: 2527-2250 or in Northpoint 2887-8796. I believe that they are a non-profit that trains Chinese helper between the ages of 30-55. If you can speak to them in Cantonese it will be more efficient. You may need to leave your phone number in the voice messaging system but they do call back.

    I found my helper through them and was quite impressed with the two candidates that they sent over to my home so that I could meet and interview them.

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    Do they have english speaking candidates ?
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    Yes! The two ladies that I interviewed both spoke good English, though the lady that I hired spoke better English; I have no difficulties communicating with her. That's something one can't take for granted!

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    I should add that once you call and decide to find a helper through this agency, you submit your profile of what you are looking for in a helper: language preferences, hours per week, what kinds of responsibilities that the helper would have, etc.,

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    Thanks a lot aohman.
    What is a reasonable rate to pay per hour for part-time helpers ?

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    For legal Filippinas, the rate is between HKD 60-70/hr.

    For Chinese helpers, anywhere from HKD 30 -60/hr, I think.

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    Hi aohman,

    I don't know Filippina maids can work part-time legally. How does that work?

    I believe the starting rate for trained chinese helpers is $50. Anything south of that warrants careful screening (such as valid work visa).

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